The health effects of global climate change are diverse, but strong mitigation and adaptation strategies are an opportunity to improve health. Pollutants in air, water, and soil are all around us and estimated to cause 16% of deaths globally each year.

Low- and middle-income countries are disproportionately affected by climate change and pollution. The environment affects everyone’s health, but not to the same extent. 

Our researchers identify ways to reduce the size and inequity of the disease burden and better protect populations. They have a special interest in air pollution, water, sanitation and hygiene (WaSH), and the climate change/health nexus.